El Niño (Def Squad album)

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El Niño
Def Squad - El Nino.jpg
Studio album by Def Squad
Released June 30, 1998
Recorded 1997-1998
Mirror Image Recordings
Dix Hills, New York
Genre Hip hop
Length 50:42
Label Def Jam Recordings
Producer Erick Sermon, Reggie Noble
Def Squad chronology
El Niño
Erick Sermon chronology
Double or Nothing
El Niño
Erick Onasis
Redman chronology
Muddy Waters
El Niño
Doc's da Name 2000
Keith Murray chronology
El Niño
It's a Beautiful Thing
Singles from El Niño
  1. "Full Cooperation"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Muzik 3/5 stars[2]

El Niño is the only album from hip hop supergroup Def Squad.[3] The three Def Squad members, Redman, Erick Sermon and Keith Murray, released this album on June 30, 1998 to positive critical and commercial feedback[citation needed]. The album is now out of print.

It reached #2 on The Billboard 200 and had one single, "Full Cooperation". The CD was released as a Promotional Package including a "Survival Of the Illest 3" disc, a mixtape featuring Method Man and Redman hosting.

The song "Ride Wit Us" later appeared on Keith Murray's third album It's a Beautiful Thing.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Samples
1 "Shower" (Intro) Reggie Noble
2 "Check n' Me Out" Erick Sermon
3 "Countdown" (feat. Jamal & PMD) Erick Sermon
4 "Full Cooperation" Erick Sermon
5 "Ride Wit Us" (feat. Too Short) Erick Sermon
6 "Lay 'Em Down" (Skit) Reggie Noble
7 "Rhymin' Wit' Biz" (feat. Biz Markie) Erick Sermon
8 "The Game" (Freestyle) Erick Sermon
9 "World Announcement" (Skit) Reggie Noble
10 "Can U Dig It?" Erick Sermon
11 "You Do, I Do" Reggie Noble
12 "Y'all Niggas Ain't Ready" Erick Sermon
13 "Say Word!" Erick Sermon
14 "No Guest List" Erick Sermon
15 "Babies Father Committee" (Skit) Reggie Noble skit by Nadja Green Parker & Tanisha Green
16 "Def Squad Delite" Erick Sermon

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Full Cooperation"
  • Released: April 14, 1998
  • B-side:

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1998 El Niño 2 1

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales Canadian Singles Chart
1998 "Full Cooperation" - 50 10 25 11

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Muzik review
  3. ^ "El Nino: Def Squad: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14.